Gallery description : monitor lizard

Monitor Lizards are reptiles that lead a solitary life. Scientific name is varanus indicus. Top speed of monitor lizards can be up to 45km/h (28mph). 8-30 years is a usual life span for the reptile. The animal has a weight of 1-166kg (2.2-366lbs). 12-310cm (4.7-122in) is a size of a monitor lizard.

Facts about monitor lizards
NameMonitor Lizard
KingdomAnimalia
TypeReptile
PhylumChordata
OrderSquamata
Average Litter Size10
Size12-310cm (4.7-122in)
Skin TypeScales
DietOmnivore
FamilyVaranidae
GenusVaranus
Life Span8-30 years
HabitatRiver banks and coastal forests
Weight1-166kg (2.2-366lbs)
PredatorsHuman, snakes, wildcats
Conservation StatusThreatened
Top Speed45km/h (28mph)
ColourTan, brown, grey, green
Main PreyRodents, snakes, lizards
Scientific NameVaranus indicus
ClassReptilia
LifestyleSolitary
Image Details
Description Monitor lizard. carrying a cobra home for the soup
Width 1079 pixels
Heigh 725 pixels
File type JPG
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